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What is the difference between Oxycodone and Hydrocodone?

Asked by S. Barnes on May 22, 2019

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J. Lautner

J. Lautner
Product Manager, Utah

Answered on Sep 03, 2019

Oxycodone and Hydrocodone are both used for pain. They are both used in order to treat moderate and severe pain. Some would need to take this because of acute pain. It seems that they can provide the same level of relief for fractures. The main difference is which one is more likely to be abused because some people do not want to feel any pain.

Oxycodone is known to make people more addicted. There are some people who may use hydrocodone when they are also showing other symptoms such as coughing because this can provide small relief aside from the removal of pain from the body. Oxycodone will only be effective in relieving pain.

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes
Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered on Jun 13, 2019

Oxycodone and hydrocodone are narcotic drugs for pain-reliever. They are used to help people manage their pains. And it should be noted that, the two drugs do not totally remove pain sensation in the affected areas of the body, but they help reduce the pain so that the effect will not be too much on us. They are also used as cough suppressants. There are some differences between the two drugs. The first difference is that; they almost have the same chemical composition but there are still little differences in their compositions.

That's why, it will always be advised to see a doctor before using them so as to avoid any complications. Another thing is that, while oxycodone and hydrocodone have nearly the same side effects, hydrocodone tends to show a greater side effect of serious constipation. Hydrocodone is majorly common in the United States, while oxycodone is widely known.

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